Paper Crafting and Painting

Paper Crafting and Painting
A few of my favorite things...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Simple "Puppy" Mini Notebook Cover

I always seems to need a little notepad...but I think they just need to be dressed up a little. Whether tucked in your own handbag or given a way, decorating your own notebook makes it more personal and so super cute as a gift. This cover fits the small $1.00 (four or five) packs that you can find at Riteaid or Dollar Tree.

Picture and tutorial below:
Everything is better with a friend

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tall Flowers Card-with a blender pen and Versamark

Yesterday it rained from morning until night. When the grass started to flood it finally stopped.  The crazy rain and wind had me wishing for spring. So here is a fun Spring card using a Hero Arts stamp, Tall Flowers. I used colored pencils with a blender pen to give a water color look and also used some Versamark.  Below is a picture and a tutorial. Hope you are all having a wonderful day!!
"I simply enjoy you"
Click on picture for a bigger view.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Smile - Tri-Shutter Card!

The kids are out of school for a few days for mid winter break. They've headed outside to ride their bikes, so this looks like a good time to show you how I made this tri-shutter card. Picture, template, and tutorial below. =)
Smile-it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart
Tri-Shutter Card.

For visual purposes only, not actual dimensions.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine Tin

Merry Monday Everyone! I was thinking of a gift I could put home made treats into. I thought this would be a fun idea for my kids to be able to give to their teachers or special friends at school for Valentine's Day!

Pictures and Tutorial Below: (Watch for ways to use six different adhesives).
 Valentine Tin: Place a jumbo cupcake liner inside to protect home made treats.
I think I will fill mine with heart shaped sugar cookies.
Valentine Tin by Cathi Judd

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Valentine Tin

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Love won't I am giving mine to you!

Today has been a busy one...but I had a small spark of inspiration in my sleep last night and here is the card I came up with. I hope you have all had a wonderful day! =)

Picture and tutorial below. 
Love won't keep...(inside) so I am giving mine to you!
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine Treat Box

Now that my older kids have out grown the store bought pre-packaged Valentines, I thought I would come up with something that they could give their good friends and not be embarrassed.  =) Yet it is so cute I might just make a few for my friends too!

So here is a sweet Valentine treat box. It holds two Hershey nuggets. Pictures and tutorial below. 
Valentine Treat Boxes
Back view shown with brad closure
Template used in tutorial below. Note: this is just for visual purposes to see scoring, and cutting lines. Please watch tutorial for dimensions. Thank you!
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Smile at the Rain!

This morning I was thinking of a good friend who is going through a tough time right now…and thought sometimes we need a reminder that our troubles make us stronger and that things are going to get better.
 So this “smile at the rain” card is a reminder that if we didn’t have rain the flowers and trees wouldn’t grow …and that eventually the rain stops and the sun comes out. =)
Picture and tutorial below:
Smile at the Rain

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Get Well Soon! Card

It has been such a nice Saturday. I spent time in my studio, did a little cleaning, shopping, and then went out to dinner with my family. I love a low-key and low-stress day. =)

Here is a fun card I made this morning, using the "Just Because Cards" cricut cartridge and the "Just a note" cartridge. I love how adding the light blue just made the card "pop". Picture and tutorial below:
Get Well Soon!
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Thursday, February 2, 2012

It's Groundhog Day! Have a wonderful day, card.

Hello everyone! Happy Grounds hog Day! Looks like Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today and we need to be ready for six more weeks of winter.  =) Oh goody!
In the meantime, here is a cute card with a fun little critter on it to celebrate groundhog’s day. Picture and tutorial below:

Have a wonderful day!
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